Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Adidas will only use recycled plastics by 2024

Adidas reportedly commits to recycled-content plastics Adidas Pledges To Only Use Recycled Plastic By 2024
Elijah Vega | 18 July, 2018, 22:12

Adidas is the latest company that has pledged to reduce plastic use. With that in mind, Adidas shirts, shorts, leggings, shoes and more would be entirely recycled by 2024.

The article notes that recycled polyester is now 10-20% more expensive than new polyester, but adds that the price gap may narrow as the capacity to collect, clean and process used plastics increases.

The decision to use strictly recycled plastics shouldn't come as a huge surprise to consumers, as last month Adidas made strides in the sustainability arena with the launch of its Parley Z.N.E. hoodie. Adidas offers to help eliminate Native American mascotsAdidas also plans to stop using virgin plastic in its offices, retail outlets, warehouses and distribution centers.

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One of the problems companies have with moving to recycled plastics is cost. Within a year, Adidas told CNN Money, they expect that their summer apparel line will contain about 41 percent recycled polyester.

It is noted that taking into account the production demand for raw materials Adidas to be very large. The shoes are made from plastic that would otherwise wind up in the oceans. "With those kind of volumes, we can not make the transition overnight". Some reports have said there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Steel and iron are recycled at a rate of about 88 percent, according to AZo CleanTech, and paper products are nearly up to 60 percent, but for plastics, the recycling rate is still down around 14 percent.

Coffee retail giant Starbucks plans to eliminate plastic straws from its stores, and McDonald's is trialing a similar programme in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It also sold 1 million pairs of Parley shoes last year made from recycled ocean plastic, and has a target to produce 5 million pairs this year.

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